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Is Monzo in trouble?

Is Monzo in trouble?

With losses of £114 million in the last year, should you be worried as a Monzo user? When Monzo's 2020 Annual Report was published last week, a number of quotes made their way onto the financial pages of newspapers and websites. There were headlines declaring Monzo...

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How easy is it to price match at John Lewis & Partners?

How easy is it to price match at John Lewis & Partners?

If you've never used the John Lewis "Never Knowingly Undersold" promise to price match your shopping, here's what you need to do to save money on your shopping. John Lewis & Partners shouts very loud about how it'll price match so you get the best price. And in...

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Halifax Rewards account review: Is it any good?

Halifax Rewards account review: Is it any good?

A new fee and new rewards make this account a very different proposition. Should you ditch it? When the bank switching service first came into play back in 2013 I moved over from my ancient Barclays account to the Halifax Reward account. Not only did I get a nice £100...

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The best cash savings accounts (August 2020)

The best cash savings accounts (August 2020)

Low saving rates mean you're losing out in real terms against the inflation rate. So what can you do? Here are my top places to put your cash to make as much as 2.75%. (This article is updated at the start and the middle of each month after inflation rate...

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Best free business bank accounts

Best free business bank accounts

Which is best from the likes of Monzo, Starling and the high street banks. Since I set up my business I've banked with Santander, Yorkshire Bank, HSBC and now Starling. The big surprise at the start was that most accounts have a monthly fee and there are additional...

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Should you go on a holiday this summer?

Should you go on a holiday this summer?

Is your money protected if you decide to go on holiday this summer? It seems that as soon as hotels reopened there was a mad rush to book a staycation. And then when overseas travel was allowed via "corridors", it felt like actually, yes, a proper holiday this summer...

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Loop reusable packaging supermarket: How it works

Loop reusable packaging supermarket: How it works

Reusable & sustainable food delivery sounds great, and a new service from Tesco promises to help us use less plastic. Despite attempts by some supermarkets to cut back on single-use plastic, there’s still far more than there needs to be. A Greenpeace report in...

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